Profile of Samina Momtaz

... Name Samina Momtaz
Designation Lecturer
Last Degree B.S. in Microbiology (DU); M.S. in Microbiology (DU)
   

Degree

Institution

CGPA

Class Rank

Passing Year

M.S. in Microbiology

University of Dhaka

4.00 on a scale of 4.00

Highest GPA

2013

B.S. (Hons.) in Microbiology

University of Dhaka

3.943 on a scale of 4.00

Highest CGPA

2012

 

 

 

 

Teaching Experience:

Position

Institution

Time Period

Lecturer,

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka

August 2015

to Present

Lecturer,

Department of Microbiology

Jagannath University

June 2014 to

August 2015

Research Experience:

Position

Project

Time Period

Principal Investigator

1. Investigation on Prevalence of Food-borne Salmonella spp. from Poultry  Slaughter- House of Different Market Places in Dhaka City


2. Development of Real-Time PCR Assay for the Detection and Quantification of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in Food Samples

July 2017 to June 2018


July 2016 to June 2017

Co-investigator

Arsenic Transforming Gene Analysis and Bioremediation Potential of Arsenic Metabolizing bacteria Retrieved from Bangladesh Environment

July 2017 to Present

Journals:

  1. Complete Genome Sequence of the Circulatory Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Serotype Asia1 in Bangladesh”, M. Rahmat Ali, A. S. M. Rubayet Ul Alam, M. Al Amin, Huzzat Ullah, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Samina Momtaz, Munawar Sultana, and M. Anwar Hossain, Genome Announc, Vol. 2017 Oct; 5(43): e01135-17.
  2. “Emergence and Distribution of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) serotype A and O in Bangladesh”, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Samina Momtaz, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2015, Vol. 62 (3), pp. (328-331).
  3. Evolutionary Analysis and Prediction of Peptide Vaccine Candidate for Foot-and-Mouth-Disease Virus Type A and O in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, Arafat Rahman, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Vol. 10 (2014) pp. (187-196), DOI:  10.4137/EBO.S17027
  4. Complete Genome Sequencing of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) serotype O Isolated from Bangladesh in 2013”, Munawar Sultana, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Samina Momtaz, Arafat Rahman, Huzzat Ullah, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, and M. Anwar Hossain, Genome Announc, Vol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 2(1): e01253-13, DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01253-13

Conference Proceedings:

  1. “Validation of an SYBER Green Real-Time PCR Assay for Rapid Enumeration of Salmonella spp.”,  Samina Momtaz, Juthika Mandal, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, FEMS 2017 Congress, to be held on July 9 to 13, 2017- Valencia, Spain.
  2. “Molecular Epidemiology of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus serotypes circulating in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, Syeda Tasnim Towheed, Rahmat Ali, Huzzat Ullah, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, 3rd Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSSA) conference, 2016- Bhubaneswar, India.
  3. “Prediction of Peptide Vaccine Epitopes for Foot-and-Mouth-Disease Virus Prevalent in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, Arafat Rahman, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM)1st International Conference (28th AGM), 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. “Emergence and Distribution of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) subtypes during recent outbreaks in Bangladesh”, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Samina Momtaz, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), in Fifth Congress of European Microbiologist, 2013 - Leipzig, Germany.
  5. “Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) Subtypes Circulating During Recent Outbreaks in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM) National Conference, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  6. “Characterization and Distribution of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) Serotype A and O in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, ShuvroProkash Nandi, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain,10th Annual Scientific Conference of CVASU, 2013 – Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Position

Institution

Time Period

Courses Conducted

Lecturer,

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka

August 2015

to Present

MBIO 202 (Environmental Microbiology)

Microbiol. 304 (Medical Microbiology-II)

Microbiol. Int. 200 (General Microbiology)

MBIO 311 (Microbiology of Frozen Food, Fish and Beverage)

  1. Prime Minister Gold Medal Award for achieving highest CGPA in B.S.(Honors) Examination in Biological Sciences faculty, University of Dhaka (2016)
  2. Outstanding Academic Performance award in M.S. Examination awarded by Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka for securing the highest position in the department for the academic year 2012-2013.
  3. Dean’s Award from Biological faculty, University of Dhaka for outstanding result in B.S. for the academic year 2011-2012.
  4. Outstanding Academic Performance award in B.S. (Hons.) given by Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka for securing highest GPA in the department during the academic year from 2007-2008 to 2011-2012.
  5. Board Scholarship in 2005 and 2007 for outstanding result in Secondary and Higher Secondary School Certificate examination, respectively.

Tropical and Emerging  Diseases, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Immunology, Bioinformatics, Environmental Microbiology

Position

Institution

Time Period

Courses Conducted

Lecturer,

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka

August 2015

to Present

MBIO 202 (Environmental Microbiology)

Microbiol. 304 (Medical Microbiology-II)

Microbiol. Int. 200 (General Microbiology)

MBIO 311 (Microbiology of Frozen Food, Fish and Beverage)

Samina Momtaz

Contact Information

Address:          

Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh

Email: 

samina.mmtz@du.ac.bd

Researchgate Profile:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samina_Momtaz

Phone:  

+8801723941631

Education

 

Degree

Institution

CGPA

Class Rank

Passing Year

M.S. in Microbiology

University of Dhaka

4.00 in scale of 4.00

Highest GPA

2013

B.S. (Hons.) in Microbiology

University of Dhaka

3.943 in scale of 4.00

Highest CGPA

2012

Research Interests

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Tropical Diseases, Immunology, Bioinformatics.

Research Experience

  • August 2015 to Present- Currently I am the Principle Investigator of the project entitled “Development of Real Time PCR Assay for the Detection and Quantification of antibiotic resistance Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in Food Samples” in Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics Laboratory (www.microbialgen.du.ac.bd), Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka. I am currently co-supervising the project titled ‘Arsenic Transforming Gene Analysis and Bioremediation Potential of Arsenic Metabolizing bacteria Retrieved from Bangladesh Environment’ as well.
  • July 2014 to present- As lab associate under the project “Foot-and- Mouth Disease in Bangladesh: Genome analysis and Vaccine development” in Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka.
  • October 2013 to June 2014 - As Research Assistant under the project “Foot-and- Mouth Disease in Bangladesh: Genome analysis and Vaccine development”
  • May 2012 to July 2013 - As graduate research student during MS Thesis work under the project “Foot-and- Mouth Disease in Bangladesh: Genome analysis and Vaccine development”, and the thesis entitles as ‘Emergence, Distribution and Molecular Characterization of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) in Bangladesh in 2012 outbreak’ in Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka.
  • February 2012 -As undergraduate research student in ICDDR’B under the project ‘Detection of Influenza and other Respiratory virus of Human by Real-Time PCR’ in BSL-2 lab in ICDDR, B.

Publications

Journals:

  1. Complete Genome Sequence of the Circulatory Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus Serotype Asia1 in Bangladesh”, M. Rahmat Ali, A. S. M. Rubayet Ul Alam, M. Al Amin, Huzzat Ullah, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Samina Momtaz, Munawar Sultana, and M. Anwar Hossain, Genome Announc, Vol. 2017 Oct; 5(43): e01135-17.
  2. “Emergence and Distribution of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) serotype A and O in Bangladesh”, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Samina Momtaz, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2015, Vol. 62 (3), pp. (328-331).
  3. Evolutionary Analysis and Prediction of Peptide Vaccine Candidate for Foot-and-Mouth-Disease Virus Type A and O in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, Arafat Rahman, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Vol. 10 (2014) pp. (187-196), DOI:  10.4137/EBO.S17027
  4. Complete Genome Sequencing of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) serotype O Isolated from Bangladesh in 2013”, Munawar Sultana, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Samina Momtaz, Arafat Rahman, Huzzat Ullah, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, and M. Anwar Hossain, Genome Announc, Vol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 2(1): e01253-13, DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01253-13

Conference Proceedings:

  1. “Validation of a SYBER Green Real Time PCR Assay for Rapid Enumeration of Salmonella spp.”,  Samina Momtaz, Juthika Mandal, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, FEMS 2017 Congress, to be held on July 9 to 13, 2017- Valencia, Spain.
  2. “Molecular Epidemiology of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus serotypes circulating in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, Syeda Tasnim Towheed, Rahmat Ali, Huzzat Ullah, Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, 3rd Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSSA) conference, 2016- Bhubaneswar, India.
  3. “Prediction of Peptide Vaccine Epitopes for Foot-and-Mouth-Disease Virus Prevalent in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, Arafat Rahman, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM)1st International Conference (28th AGM), 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. “Emergence and Distribution of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) subtypes during recent outbreaks in Bangladesh”, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Samina Momtaz, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), in Fifth Congress of European Microbiologist, 2013 - Liepzig, Germany.
  5. “Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) Subtypes Circulating During Recent Outbreaks in Bangladesh”,Samina Momtaz, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM) National Conference, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  6. “Characterization and Distribution of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) Serotype A and O in Bangladesh”, Samina Momtaz, ShuvroProkash Nandi,Munawar Sultana and M. Anwar Hossain,10th Annual Scientific Conference of CVASU, 2013 – Chittagong, Bangladesh.
           

Honours and Awards

  1. Prime Minister Gold Medal Award as Bioscience faculty first in B.S.(Hons.) (2016)
  2. Outstanding Academic Performance award in M.S. given by Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka for securing highest position in the department for academic year 2012-2013.
  3. Dean’s Award from Biological faculty, University of Dhaka for outstanding result in B.S. for academic year 2011-2012.
  4. Outstanding Academic Performance award in B.S. (Hons.) given by Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka for securing highest GPA in the department during academic year from 2007-2008 to 2011-2012.
  5. Board Scholarship in 2005 and 2007 for outstanding result in Secondary and Higher Secondary School Certificate exam respectively.

Teaching Experience

Position

Institution

Time Period

Courses Conducted

Lecturer,

Department of Microbiology

University of Dhaka

August 2015

to Present

MBIO 202 (Environmental Microbiology)

Microbiol. 304 (Medical Microbiology-II)

Microbiol. Int. 200 (General Microbiology)

Lecturer,

Department of Microbiology

Jagannath University

June 2014 to

August 2015

MIB 1202 (Microbial Ecology)

MIB 2306 (Human Physiology)

MIB 2403 (Microbial Physiology and Metabolism)

MIB 4705 (Enzyme Biotechnology)

MIB 5109 (Analytical Microbiology)

MIB 5202 (Biomass and Biofuel)

Laboratory Skills

Molecular Biology

:

Plasmid and chromosomal DNA extraction, Viral RNAExtraction, Gene Sequencing etc.

General Microbiology

:

Cell culture technique, Identification of bacteria using microscopic and biochemical techniques, Maintaining and preserving the bacterial cultures, Light Microscopy, Optimization of conditions for better enzyme production, Enzyme assay, Determining extracellular protein and Carbohydrate concentration, MIC and MBC detection etc.

Analytical Microbiology

:

UV-spectophotometry, Real Time-PCR, SDS-PAGE, Phylogeny analysis etc.

Computer Skills

Statistical Analysis

:

IBM-SPSS, RStudio

Epitope Prediction Tool

:

BCPred, BepiPred, DiscoTope, ElliPro, and ProPred-I, IEDB analysis for MHC-I prediction

Homology Modeling Tool

:

SWISS-MODEL 3D, PyMol, YASARA

Phylogenetic Analysis Tool

:

ClustalW/X, MEGA, SeqMan

Extracurricular Activities

  1. Global Outreach Member for American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  2. Organizing member of BSM conference – 2015, 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  3. Life Member of Bangladesh Society for Microbiologists (BSM).
  4. Inter District (Narayanganj) Debate Competition Champion in 2003.
  5. Participated in Scout program from 1999 to 2005.